Entry-Level Home Health Aides take home an average $10.07 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Around one in four enjoy medical while one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-eighth. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$12,070 - $38,872
(Median)
$12K
$21K
$39K
MEDIAN: $20,693
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$8.38 - $13.50
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$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$12,070 - $38,872  
   
Bonus
$0.36 - $970  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$17,240 - $29,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $13.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$8.32 - $19.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.36 - $970  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,240 - $29,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
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Popular Employer Salaries for Home Health Aide


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Home Health Aides include Visiting Angels, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Partners In Care, Home Instead Senior Home Care, and Bayada. For Entry-Level Home Health Aides, comfortable salaries can be found at Visiting Angels, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $22K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($16K versus $33K) is great. Soaring salaries can also be found at Allen Health Care Services, Comfort Keepers, and Partners In Care, where earnings of $21K, $21K, or $21K are standard for Entry-Level Home Health Aides.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Bayada, Bayada Nurses Inc, and Partners In Care. Their employees earn $21K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,087

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Home Health Aides, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+10 percent) and Philadelphia (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Employers in Houston and Dayton also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

CNA
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Hospice Care
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Long Term Care
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Elder Care
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National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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